Communicating forgiveness in friendships and dating relationships
For believers, all of our relationships with the opposite sex, whether we are single or married, should be marked by utmost propriety.
Yes, a person can keep opposite-sex friendships while dating, and should, is essential, however.“Not even a hint of sexual immorality,” means that not having sexual intercourse isn’t all that’s required of dating Christians.Our entire mode of relating between boyfriends and girlfriends, as well as with friends, must be above reproach; not open to mis-interpretation or suspicions of sexual misconduct. But Scripture shows that often what we desire is born of selfishness.Reserving the power of sex for marriage, and restraining it within marriage, is necessary for its goodness.Every indulgence of sexual desire outside of marriage dissipates its power and goodness.
For my part, I would not get close to guys who are already attached because I do not want their girlfriends to get the wrong idea and do not want them to feel uncomfortable. Are there boundaries that should be drawn with opposite-sex friends once you’re attached?